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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010) Poster

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Serge Gainsbourg: [after a man tips him while he plays the piano] What are you fucking kidding me? I'm not a jukebox!

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Lucien Ginsburg: When I go out, it's to meet up with women. How else do think I was able to draw cunt hair?

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[from trailer]

Serge Gainsbourg: You want me to write you a dirty song?

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La Gueule: What's the matter? You don't recognize your own ugly face?

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[looking at a statue of a man with a cabbage head]

La Gueule: Hey, Gainsbarre, he sure looks like us, doesn't he?

Serge Gainsbourg: I'm the man with the cabbage head. Half vegetable, half man.

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Olga Ginsburg: Your sisters didn't cry as much as you did for that dog. You cried more for that dog than for your own poor father.

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[first lines]

Lucien Ginsburg: Can I put your hand in mine?

Girl: No, you're too ugly.

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France Gall: Everyone loves the songs my father chooses for me.

Serge Gainsbourg: Don't you want to piss your father off once in a while?

France Gall: Why?

Serge Gainsbourg: A guy once told me, if the parents like what you do, then it's shit.

[pause]

Serge Gainsbourg: You want me to write you a dirty song?

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Serge Gainsbourg: You match my aesthetic criteria. You're pure beauty and you're also the tragic figure of despair.

[pause]

Serge Gainsbourg: Do you understand what I'm saying?

Bambou: You want to screw me?

Serge Gainsbourg: Maybe. I'm just saying it more poetically.

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[last lines]

Serge Gainsbourg: [looking at his newborn baby] Let's name him after his daddy.

Bambou: The king Serge.

Serge Gainsbourg: Non Lucien the second. Called to take over France like his dad. And Navarre too, don't forget.

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Serge Gainsbourg: [about the Jamaicans in the studio] Why do they look so fucking miserable?

Le Producteur Musique de Gainsbourg: They want to know what you're going to play. I don't know what to tell them about your sexual songs.

Serge Gainsbourg: Why? They don't fuck?

Le Producteur Musique de Gainsbourg: They don't mess around with reggae. To them, it's sacred music.

Serge Gainsbourg: Then tell them we'll sing La Marseillaise.

Le Producteur Musique de Gainsbourg: How do I explain that?

Serge Gainsbourg: [to the Jamaicans in English] It's a French war song.

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